Malaysian officials have announced that 50 rhinoceros horns as well as other assorted animal carcasses worth an estimated US$12 million were seized on August 13 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
The horns are believed to have been smuggled from Africa and were en route to Hanoi, Vietnam, making a transit stop in Malaysia, Channel NewsAsia reported.
The horns were found in a shipment at the airport’s cargo terminal that also contained carcasses of animals believed to be tigers and bears.
This footage, taken by animal trafficking watchdog Traffic.org, shows a glimpse of the horns. Credit: Traffic.org via Storyful